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    Default WipEout movie/series?

    I just thought of this randomly the other day, and thought it was too dumb to post it at a place like this, but heck, it's worth a try. It's probably a bad idea anyway, but it might be interesting too.
    In the future, what if they made a Wipeout movie or series, like a live-action film or an anime? You know, technically it could work. The franchise seems big enough. It would be nice to see a novel too - maybe expanding the Wipeout universe a bit, running with the science-fiction concept. Talk about the history of Anti-Gravity racing, maybe, or describe what it's like to actually be a pilot controlling a craft in one of those high-octane races. Sometimes the manuals give a bit of storyline text (especially Pulse's!), and the descriptions in the games border on poetic.
    Who knows, maybe it wouldn't be as successful. It'd be interesting to see how they would do that, though. So, am I alone on the idea, or would anyone else like to see Wipeout's horizons broadened?

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    that would be pretty cool, if they did it right lol.

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    it's a fact, all movies based on videogames sucks...

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    ideas for a wipeout movie have been discussed several times before... but I don't remember seeing anyone put forth the idea of a series.
    I think it could work really well as a cartoon/anime.
    there would have to be some larger overarching plot to the show, but you could fit some cool race scenes in each episode.
    Unfortunately, judging by most of the drivel on TV; I have a hard time imagining it happening with anything resembling decent writing

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    They have several plot-possibilities if they were to turn it into a series, or even a miniseries...I wouldn't mind seeing the Burnston Burns 'balloon incident' which halted Icaras' development or maybe even if they went in-depth about the 'grey goo incident' (?) at Talon's Junction...
    Something creepy they could reference to is the fact that the people in the stadium at Basilico aren't actually real (I think), because the description says that they are 'crowd avatars' (like holograms?) and that Nova Scotia was abandoned due to some kind of outbreak. WipEout meets I Am Legend?
    The result? Speed Racer X on crack.

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    Sony has lost so much money in the games division that I wonder if they might not ultimately resort to the movies and telvision portion of the operation to produce profitable content based on their game franchises. Content ownership is where they have been most successful since their decline in general electronics hardware leadership. Hardware and content tend to be competitive against each other in the market, what's best for one being what's worst for the other. Content freedom for hardware, restrictive content control for content owners. Sony sits on both sides of the fence.

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    It is rare that high-quality film or tv is ever made from games; what usually happens is a lot of flashbang visuals with the quality of writing sacrificed to those SpecialEFX. Anyone who wants to have their intellect or emotions engaged instead of getting only sensory overload is disappointed. Because of the high level of player control and interactivity, the games are even better for sensory overload than any movie could be, so I would prefer that no movie or tv series ever be made from WipEout.

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    That's true...I can picture a WipEout Michael Bay flick with a Single Race event scene that would look more like an Eliminator challenge in Phantom class.
    At the same time, podracing comes to mind...
    If they tried to impletment the 'emotion-yanker' concept into a W0 series, I bet it would be in the form of 'Contender Eliminated' with tears and the modern bloodthirsty touch.
    In this case, you're right. WipEout probably won't be using anti-gravity over the red carpet anytime soon.
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    I wouldnt want to see WipEout as a movie, but as an anime series I think it would definitely be cool. And unlike game to movie translations, there are several games to anime done well.

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    WipEout as anime...probably would be the better choice if it was to undergo any other adaption. WipEout as a moving piece of pop-art with the hyperglossy sheen of anime. Let's just hope Piranha can outrun moe references!
    Last edited by Delci; 25th March 2008 at 08:45 PM. Reason: incomplete

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    Cool

    Nooo!! 'Cause then the novel I am writing would be overshadowed by it.

    Just kidding. Of course I'd love to see it happen. But it won't. Or it will be crap. That's always how it goes when you have great expectations.

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